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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

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"One crowded hour"

Much can be achieved in regular short stints in the garden.

In my younger days, I could garden basically from after breakfast until dinnertime, with a brief stop for lunch. Those times are now just a fond memory and my limit is probably about three hours now. Over the past seven months, I did spend up to three hours gardening for many days, but now that I am starting gradually to go out a bit more and resume some of my previous activities, gardening time has to be fitted in amongst other things. But I have found that if I am very organised, one hour of g ... Read On »

October in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

October is one of the prettiest months of the year in our gardens, and brings new tasks for us to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Plant out some annual flowers for summer colour if you have any spaces to fill. Torenia, alyssum, Impatiens, Petunia and Catharanthus are all easy to grow in our climate. Cleome is a wonderful tall annual that can be grown from seed. If you have self-seeded annuals appearing in your garden now, thin them out so there is reasonable space between them and give them some regular liquid fertiliser.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 280 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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